Named in honor of Herman B Wells, Indiana University’s beloved 11th president, the Wells Scholars Program guarantees the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study on IU’s Bloomington campus. Thanks to the generosity of loyal donors, Scholars also receive benefits like financial support for study abroad, summer grant funding, and special invitations to a roster of extracurricular events and activities including opportunities for public service.
Each year, around 18 incoming freshmen receive the award, based solely on merit. In addition, one to two current IUB students are selected to join the junior or senior class of Scholars.
Wells Scholars are also members of the Hutton Honors College, where they can apply for grants in support of research, internships, creative activity, conference travel, and honors thesis work.